DAILY KOS In the coming weeks, the U.K. is certain to be rocked by the Chilcot Inquiry, the years-overdue investigation into the planning, marketing, and execution of the Iraq War under former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair.That timing explains the preventive public relations war Blair launched over the past week to soften the coming blows.… More While Blair offers ersatz apology for Iraq War, Bush offers none at all
The author of this editorial is quite passionate about the use of drones and the resulting collateral damage… Addicting Info To those who operate our anti-terrorist operations, January 14 and 19 were normal days. A report of an Al Qaeda camp had been studied, and verified, followed by an attack drone deployed to destroy it, with a… More Drone Strike Takes Out Al Qaeda Compound, Not Knowing It Held Hostages
The Week A Senate report says CIA torture was ineffective, Congress reaches a spending deal to avert a shutdown, and more 1. Torture report slams the CIA The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a highly critical report on the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The five-year… More 10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2014
The Week The U.S. officially ends its combat mission in Afghanistan, tensions rise over a report on CIA torture, and more 1. The U.S. officially ends Afghanistan combat mission The U.S. and NATO formally ended their combat mission in Afghanistan on Monday, with a ceremonial lowering of the flag at NATO’s International Security Assistance Force… More 10 things you need to know today: December 8, 2014
The Week A U.S. hostage was killed in a failed rescue attempt, Rolling Stone apologizes for its UVA rape story, and more 1. American hostage Luke Somers killed by al Qaeda in failed rescue attempt American photojournalist Luke Somers, 33, was killed during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt in Yemen, officials said on Saturday. South… More 10 things you need to know today: December 6, 2014
The Huffington Post When the Taliban regime fell after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and al-Qaeda was forced to flee towards the mountains of Pakistan, Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wrote a book called Knights Under the Prophet’s Banner: The al-Qaeda Manifesto. In the book, which was serialized in Arab newspapers, al-Zawahiri argued that… More What Are the Differences Between al-Qaeda and IS?
I know, it’s batshit crazy Rep. Steve King so why be surprised? If we keep dismissing this idiot he just gets worse. This is totally unacceptable and I for one will contact his office to tell him as much. Mediaite On Wednesday morning, an elected U.S. congressman not-so-subtly suggested that United States National Security… More Steve King Not-So-Subtly Implies Susan Rice Works for al Qaeda
Democratic Hub, one of the best web portals out there, has a running list of President Obama’s accomplishments since day-one. The next time a RWNJ (or even someone on the far left) claims the President has accomplished nothing, send them the link. They may not like what he’s accomplished, but then that’s the whole point, isn’t it?… More Obama Administration Accomplishments: 1-21-09 to 3-11-14
Liberaland Bob Cesca catalogued the numerous attacks and deaths at embassies during the Bush administration that resulted in not a peep from those outraged by Benghazi. January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed. June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the… More Liberaland Replay: Where Was The Outrage During 13 Embassy Attacks During BushCo?
The Blue Street Journal The New York Times Editorial Board An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The report by David Kirkpatrick,… More The Facts About Benghazi – NY Times Editorial